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Hi, I don't suppose somebody more in the know here could explain the main differences between a biochemistry degree and a chemistry with medicinal chemistry degree (a la Newcastle) other than obviously there's more straight chemistry with the latter? I can't work out the difference, especially in terms of a potential research career!
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Vastly, vastly different. Medicinal chemistry will focus on the synthetic organic part of a chemistry degree, although effectively this will only really occur towards the end of the degree (mostly you will be doing the same courses as other chem students). Biochemistry is more concerned with looking at the body's metabolism, enzyme function and the molecular basis for disease - very different to chemistry.
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You can do biological chemistry/ chemical biology degress which are both chemistry and biochemistry if you like that kind of area
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